Nate von ZumwaltTuesday, January 24th, 2017
Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, led all Sundance-supported films with six nominees, including Best Picture and Best Director honors. Casey Affleck earned a Best Actor nomination for his masterful portrayal of Lee, a man whose life of solitude is somehow reignited by tragedy, while newcomer Lucas Hedges received a Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lee's nephew, Patrick. On the documentary side, three premieres from the 2016 Festival round out the Best Documentary Feature category.
See below for the full list of Sundance-supported projects and artists receving Oscar nods.
Manchester by the Sea, directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea, written by Kenneth Lonergan
The Lobster, written by Yorgos Lanthimos
I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck
Life, Animated, directed by Roger Ross Williams
O.J.: Made in America, directed by Ezra Edelman
"The Empty Chair," from Jim: The James Foley Story